via Daily Prompt: Conversation
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We are in the “e generation” where most of our conversations happen the “e” way.
We converse, with our many counterparts, all around the world, using the various electronic gadgets, we have access to. Phones, which were once meant only as a means of communication, have today become a “smart phone”, in the real sense, as it has made us “dumb”slaves and almost taken control of our lives.
“Tablets”, which were once meant to be medicinal tablets, have now become a gadget, one for each member of the family, which takes care of entire entertainment needs of the family from games to movies to epics to serials.. I could go on about the various gadgets available today and write more about it.
The point of irony is,
Conversations happen today, when you are driving down alone in a car. Hands free, wireless bluetooth headphones, and you are on. When I look at people talking thus, I really find it funny. No one by your side, you are bringing out all expressions of anger, frustration…trying to convince or prove a point to the person at the other end. Or you are smiling to yourself. When you do actually have a person sitting beside you on a drive, the drive is pretty much silent with a backgound music score for company, and a few statements around that.
Conversations happen today, on various chats and applications. There is no open communication. The FYIs, LOLs ,ROFLs, Tc, TTYLs, have hijacked our language at the EOD. The youngsters of today, talk in such lingo, even at home. Mom, you know what, A big LOL happened in school today !!
The meaning of having a decent communication with your neighbor or a meaningful conversation with family, visiting family and friends, has got washed away in the wave of the “e generation”.